After our victory last December against the new San Francisco jail, we now have a critical opportunity to contribute to a new future for our city, in which we stop shoring up our systems for policing and imprisonment and start building community self-determination.
Several members of the No New SF Jail Coalition have joined a city working group to develop a plan to close the jail at 850 Bryant St and to meet the needs of communities most impacted by incarceration in San Francisco.
Our next meeting is this Friday, and we need a strong community presence!
To continue focusing our efforts on practical steps to achieve this goal, the Coalition has compiled a list of guidelines to shape the discussions of the working group, requiring that any new programs and facilities that are established meet the following criteria: Open, unlocked facilities; user-led and self-determined; reinvestment in community; run by community-based service providers, not law enforcement; provides equitable access to care; incorporates bail and bond reform; creates pathways toward permanent and sustainable housing; closes 850 Bryant immediately.
Read the full guidelines to learn more, and join us on Friday to help build a better, stronger, more liberated city for all:
The No New SF Jail Coalition